Linux: the new OS celebrity

The mobile industry is a lot like Hollywood. Celebrities hop in and out of the fame limelight at startling speeds; just like various technologies in wireless. Right now, WiMAX is the darling of mobile infrastructure, and who in short-range wireless doesn’t get giddy at the mare mention of ultra-wide band? At last week’s Mobile Application Platforms and OS (MAPOS) conference in London, hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media, there was no doubt who the current darling of handset software is: Linux.

Linux has always been on the mobile operating system radar, but a spate of announcements and industry developments over the past few months has ignited a huge resurgence of interest. This rise of Linux is one of the topics covered in a whitepaper released this week by ARCchart titled “Mobile Operating Systems: The New Generation”.